Alastair specialises almost exclusively in renewable energy, environmental and planning issues. He has been involved in more than 100 wind farm projects as well as a number of hydro, landfill gas and biomass projects. He also advises farming and rural estates on environmental compliance issues, including waste and water.

Alastair graduated from university in Glasgow with an LLB (First class honours) and also attended university in Toronto where he gained an LLM. Alastair joined Turcan Connell in 2004 and became a Senior Associate in 2008.

Alastair was listed as "An Associate to Watch" in this year's Chambers and Partners , entering the rankings this year following glowing market feedback: "He is very diligent, professional and thorough with excellent sector knowledge – he doesn't miss much." His hobbies include mountain climbing and other outdoor pursuits.